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to see. one that is in tune with the present, based on the rule of law, democracy, and respect for human rights, a constitutional state that does not compromise the values of family embedded in the souls of olli egyptians -- all egyptians, a state that seeks to justice, in truth, freedom, dignity, and social justice. the egyptian revolution that was founded on the legitimacy that i represent, in legitimacy that i represent before you today but was not a product of a fleeting moment or a brief uprising, nor was it the product of the winds of change of spring. rather, this revolution and all those preceding it and following it in the region were triggered by a long struggle of genuine national movement that saw a life of pride ending defeat for all citizens. it is thereby reflecting the wisdom of history and sending a clear warning to those attempting to place their interests before those of their peoples compact -- peoples, mr. president, the vision of the new egypt that we strive to realize that for our nation, god willing, also constitutes the frame of action we present to the world. an
. it depends on the freedom of citizens to speak their minds and assemble without fear. and on the rule of law and due process that guarantees the rights of all people. in other words, a true democracy, real freedom is hard work. those in power have to resist the temptation to crack down on dissidents. in hard economic times, countries must be tempted -- may be tempted to rally the people around perceived enemies at home and abroad, rather than focusing on the pain-staking work of reform. moreover, there will always be those who reject human progress. dictators to cling to power. corrupt interests that depend on the status quo. and extremists who fanned the flames of hate and division. from northern ireland to south asia. from africa to the americas. from the balkans to the pacific rim, we have witnessed the convulsions that can accompany transitions to a new political order. at the time, the conflicts arise along the fault lines of race or tribe and often they arise from the difficulties of reconciling tradition and faith with the diversity and independence of the modern world. in every count
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